Lot 200

London 2018

1969 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior by Bertone


£13,800 GBP | Sold

United Kingdom | London, United Kingdom



Chassis No.
AR 1230942
Engine No.
  • Single ownership from 1969 until 2015
  • Desirable ‘twin binnacle’ dash
  • More than £6,000 in recent work
Addendum: Please note that due to damage caused upon arrival, the vendor will supply a new steering box.

The car offered here is a superb example of one of the most popular driver’s Alfa Romeos of the last 50 years. Introduced in 1965 as a replacement for the venerable Giulietta Sprint series, the 1300 GT Junior was the entry model to the Alfa Romeo coupé range. It was equipped with a slightly modified version of the 1,300-cc twin-cam engine which was fitted to the Giuliettas, allowing buyers an Alfa Romeo coupé while avoiding the higher taxes on models with larger engine capacity, a roadblock to many, especially those in Italy. The combination proved popular, as the 1300 GT Junior remained in production until 1974. Throughout this period, it was updated by the factory, incorporating many of the same revisions applied to the larger-engine models, making each successive year of the 1300 GT slightly different.

This car is one of the most interesting and desirable specifications of the GT Junior. It is a late example of the ‘step front’ design and consequently was fitted with the highly attractive ‘twin binnacle’ dash layout, an iconic look for Alfa Romeos of the period. It was delivered from the factory wearing ochre over a black interior, the very same colour scheme it wears today. Amazingly, it saw just one owner between 1969 and 2015 and remained in its original delivery city, Agrigento, Sicily, until 2017 when it was imported to the UK.

Recently, some £6,000 in repairs have been made, with all-new complete three-piece sills on both sides, jacking points and new door seals having been fitted, along with repairs to the lower wing section. The original interior, now with an attractive patina, is still in place and the car currently wears its original factory wheels and hubcaps, which have recently been refinished. It is reported that the engine, a correct-type 1300-cc unit which is believed to be original, is in fine fettle, as are the gearbox and brakes. The car runs and drives beautifully, as expected, and was freshly serviced in July 2018, when all-new oils, filters, track rods and gearbox mount were fitted and the ignition system was overhauled. A replacement exhaust system has also recently been fitted.

Without question, this is an ideal driver’s example of a fantastic driver’s car that is sure to make its new owner understand why the 1300 GT Junior inspires passion in the hearts of Alfisti worldwide. It is supplied with an age-related UK registration, the original owner’s manual, original jack and with MOT good until July 2019.